Thursday, September 4, 2014

Most Awaited Films

Coming in fall 2014, Rajkumar Hirani's P.K. plus Queen, Bombay Velvet and more.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Gulaab Gang (Pink Gang)

India's Pink Gang of  women activists gets the Bollywood Treatment... and a nice review from the Hollywood Reporter . Starring greats Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. Written and directed by Soumik Sen.


"It’s tremendous fun watching Dixit and Chawla in their roles; just as much fun are the performances by Tannishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane), Priyanka Bose and Divya Jagdale as Rajjo’s enthusiastic supporters. Sen has also composed music for the film, and even sung its rousing closing song, 'Tere Jai Ho.'

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dedh Ishqiya

How long will I have to wait to see this on DVD in Canada? How many more sleeps?  This is the sequel to Ishqiya, a darkly comic, sexually-charged thriller that was a big hit a few years ago with Vidya Balan as the femme fatale. This time, that part's played by the great Madhuri Dixit.  Some of the best, smartest and most daring folks in Indian film are involved in DI. Vishal Bhardwaj, wrote, produced and composed music for the film. Director: Abhishek Chaubey. Starring Naseeruddin Shah, who most Anglos know from Monsoon Wedding and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Arshad Warsi, Vijay Raaz (Dubey in Monsoon Wedding) and young actress Huma Queireshi. These are all people who are known for pushing the envelope to make brilliant movies.  They know how  to be artistic, moving, meaningful and entertaining,  to reach all demographics, and integrate the masala  in wholly new ways without ever pandering to the audience.  To have so many in one movie....

Indian movies often play here, at theaters in the suburbs mainly, but I am unable to get to the cinema because of my special needs dog. (Long story.)  It's the DVD for me. I've set up a google search alert for "'dedh Ishqiya' +DVD."  Hurry, hurry.